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Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen memorabilia sale postponed at Surrey auction house

13 December 2017

Guildford auction house Ewbank’s has agreed to suspend a planned memorabilia auction today after discussions with The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.

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TEFAF’s flagship fair to remain in Maastricht after 10-year agreement with venue

13 December 2017

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has announced a 10-year partnership effectively tying TEFAF’s flagship fair to the city of Maastricht until 2028.

Martin Waldseemüller’s globe gores

Christie’s withdraws ‘first map’ of America after experts suggest it may be fake

12 December 2017

At the eleventh hour, Christie’s has taken the decision to withdraw the headline lot from the December 13 Books and Manuscripts sale in London after serious doubts were expressed over its authenticity.

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Rare and record Henry VII testoon coin sold in London auction is bought by Royal Mint Museum

12 December 2017

A scarce coin showing a portrait of the first Tudor monarch has been bought at auction on behalf of the Royal Mint Museum for £44,000.

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BADA Friends helps fund training for next generation British ceramicist

12 December 2017

The BADA Friends have ‘adopted’ a young ceramics student who is among the first intake of new ceramics programme.

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Rare engraving of the Canterbury Magna Carta is bought at local auction by the city's cathedral

11 December 2017

A rare engraving of ‘Canterbury’s Magna Carta’ of 1215 has been saved for the Kent city after it appeared in a sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries.

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Behaviour in Belgravia: the British Antiques Dealers’ Association Christmas party

11 December 2017

A selection of snaps from the annual British Antiques Dealers’ Association Christmas party in Belgravia last week.

Grand Broadwood

Queen Victoria’s piano rediscovered in Oxfordshire church and is linked to Schumann love affair

11 December 2017

A piano owned by Queen Victoria is on offer at dealership Sherwood Phoenix after being rediscovered in an Oxfordshire church.

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They said what?! The week (4-10 December) in quotes from the art and antiques world

10 December 2017

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week, metal-detecting gets a boost and ‘Salvator Mundi’ heads to Abu Dhabi.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Saudi prince identified as buyer of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi as $450m painting heads to The Louvre Abu Dhabi

09 December 2017

A member of the Saudi royal family has been identified as the winning bidder of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi.

Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural History

Record price set for superb pictorial record of celebrated 'Cabinet of Natural History' at Christie's in Paris

09 December 2017

An exceptional copy of a celebrated pictorial record of a great 18th century 'Cabinet of Natural History' sold for a record €420,000 (£376,740) in a recent Christie's Paris sale.

Percy Wyndham Lewis robe

Extraordinary example of British avant-garde clothing makes eight-times estimate at Oxford auction

08 December 2017

An embroidered and block-printed silk robe designed by Percy Wyndham Lewis in c.1912-14 generated fervent bidding at Oxford auction house Mallams today.

D & M

Charity Christmas event at Digger & Mojo features Marc Allum of BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’

08 December 2017

Digger & Mojo’s annual Christmas event takes place tomorrow at its Wiltshire showroom.

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Bloomsbury Auctions holds final sale

08 December 2017

Update (July 2019): auctions resumed at Bloomsbury in 2018 following Gurr Johns' purchase of Dreweatts and Bloomsbury in 2017. In February 2019 it expanded the number of sales at its London office at 16-17 Pall Mall. The original story is below.

Christie's Old Master auction

El Greco sells for £5.9m at Christie’s Old Master auction

08 December 2017

A painting by El Greco (1541-1614) led Christie’s latest Old Master evening sale in London when it was knocked down at £5.4m.

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Rolling Stones and Vera Lynn among celebrity donors of scarves and ties for Samaritans charity auction

08 December 2017

Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts, comedian Stephen Fry and singer Dame Vera Lynn have all donated ties and scarves to jewellery specialist Geoffrey Munn to raise money for Samaritans.

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China Dogs in a St Ives Window painting by Christopher Wood bought by Pallant House Gallery

07 December 2017

Pallant House Gallery in Chichester has now permanently acquired the painting 'China Dogs in a St Ives Window' by Christopher Wood (1901-30) after a successful fundraising drive.

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Chilean Surrealist painter Roberto Matta stars at Robilant + Voena’s Art Basel Miami Beach stand

07 December 2017

Among those standing at this week’s Art Basel Miami Beach, which opens to the public today, is London gallery Robilant + Voena, offering a collection of paintings by Roberto Matta.

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Fellows sets new house record with £1.1m diamond ring

07 December 2017

Birmingham jewellery specialist Fellows set a house record today selling an exceptional diamond ring by Graff for £1.1m (plus buyer’s premium).

Academy at Lamplight by Joseph Wright of Derby

Joseph Wright of Derby ‘candlelit’ painting makes record £6.3m at Sotheby’s

07 December 2017

An atmospheric oil painting by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97) led Sotheby’s latest Old Master evening sale in London.